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Female genital mutilation: Doctor in Egypt guilty of manslaughter

Mansoura - On Monday, an Egyptian appeals court convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation, sentencing him to two years and three months in the case which led to the death of a 13-year-old girl.

Toronto Police call stabbings outside 'random attack'

Toronto police are calling the serious stabbings of three persons, a fourth was also attacked but unhurt, random, and they have made an arrest. The three who were stabbed are in hospital.

After 37 years in prison, Joseph Sledge, innocent, is released

Whiteville - An innocent man who spent nearly four decades behind bars was released from a North Carolina prison on Friday after a three-judge panel agreed he did not commit a 1976 double murder.

Matricide: Canadian Jennifer Pan jailed 25 years in Mom's murder

A 28-year-old Newmarket, Ont. woman, Jennifer Pan, was sentenced to 25 years in prison with no chance of parole for the murder of her mother and serious wounding of her father. She was convicted last month and sentenced Friday.

Daughter shot in head calls 911 after father massacres family

Queens - For unknown reasons, a father went on a shooting spree and killed his wife, one daughter and mother-in-law early Saturday morning before fleeing the home in Queens, N.Y. police say. A surviving daughter, shot in the head, was able to call 911.

Pet ferrets chew off baby's nose, parts of her cheek and lips

A heart-wrenching and grotesque story out of Philadelphia where police say a newborn baby had her nose and part of her lips and a cheek chewed off by the family’s ferrets. The baby was left on the living-room floor alone in a car-seat.

Defrocked priest to be jailed for sexual assaults on children

A defrocked priest found guilty of 32 counts of sexually abusing Inuit children between the years 1978 and 1982 apologized in a courtroom at his sentencing hearing today. As he did so, dozens of victims and members of their families cried out.

Abbott pleads for clemency over Australians executions

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has pleaded with Indonesian authorities to reconsider the imminent execution of convicted Australian drug traffickers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Video shows NJ cops shooting unarmed black man with hands up

Bridgeton - Dashboard camera footage of a fatal police shooting in New Jersey confirms eyewitness accounts that the victim was stepping out of his vehicle with his hands raised in the air—but against an officer's repeated orders—when he was killed.

Const. David Wynn, RCMP officer shot in St. Albert, dead at 42

RCMP Constable David Matthew Wynn, 42, has died in an Edmonton hospital. He had been shot in the head Saturday while responding to an early morning call in St. Albert. The father of three boys never regained consciousness and died Wednesday morning.

Two teachers arrested after alleged sex with students on beach

West Covina - Two southern California teachers have been arrested after allegedly having sex with students on a beach during an unauthorized, booze-filled camping trip.

9-month-old infant dies after being shot by 5-year-old brother

Elmo - A northwest Missouri family is reeling after a five-year-old boy fatally shot his nine-month-old brother with his grandfather's revolver.

San Francisco burglars give new meaning to 'U-Haul'

San Francisco - Two daring San Francisco burglars gave new meaning to the term "U-Haul" early Monday morning on the north side of the city near Fisherman's Wharf.

Op-Ed: Alberta RCMP shooter should have already been in jail — for life

It's hard to comment on the case of the man who is believed responsible for shooting two RCMP officers in St. Albert, Alta. without all the facts. But it's not impossible and along the way let's consider what to do with violent offenders.

Wounded RCMP officer in 'grave' condition, suspect found dead

RCMP said one of two officers shot at 3 a.m. Saturday in St. Albert, Alta. is in "very grave" condition while the other was released from hospital. The man they believe shot the officers was found dead, possibly of a self-inflicted gunshot.

Two die in shooting at Florida shopping mall

Melbourne - Two people were killed and a third wounded Saturday in a shooting at a shopping mall in central Florida, authorities said.

White man shoots black Oklahoma police chief 4 times, walks free

Sentinel - A white Oklahoma man described as a "survivalist" walked free after shooting a black police chief four times during a raid on his home triggered by a bomb threat that authorities say they believe may have been a hoax.

Woman arrested after delivering heroin-laced Bible to jail

Cincinnati - Two people are facing felony drug conveyance charges because authorities say they caught them sneaking heroin into jail--in the form of a stain on a Bible page.

Bali Nine executed, two Aussies praying for clemency

Two of the convicted Bali Nine narcotics smugglers facing possible execution shortly are now praying for a ­miracle, after Indonesia has just executed six inmates, jailed for the same offence.
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